On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Michael Kennedy
<Info at kennedysoftware.ie> wrote:
>> I presume working with ROS and all the other Irish goodies will involve
>> writing an appropriate module, if such does not exist already.
>> Yep - I think the ROS/CRO stuff might not be "trivial", and it might also be
> a bit tedious/boring...
I worked on a project where we implemented the ROS XML schema's
previously, for something like VAT it is simple and quick but for the
larger forms it is quite tedious eg corporation tax and income tax.
I would question though the value in having a completely integrated
solution, I've been doing a demo test of openerp for a business and
the goal is not to provide a full integrated accounts system but
rather to use OpenERP for supply chain through to sales and as a sales
support tool, dump invoice lists out of openerp for the accountant to
import into their book keeping to handle all the tax compliance stuff.
There are distinct advantages from a revenue audit perspective to not
having a totally integrated solution/ Seems that it is an expectation
of revenue that they can now take a complete dump of your accounts
system to electronically analyse and they have put quite a bit of
money into software for this purpose. If you run a fully integrated
system you're a lamb to the slaughter and will be the largest repayer
of bank bailouts for years to come, keep your accounting practices
business unit focused and you're back to the playing court where you
provide complete accounts and they do the footwork with a calculator
in an audit.
>> None in Ireland unfortunately, but a few in the UK. It would be
>> interesting to know how ROI for this compares to proprietary
>> alternatives, and whether someone would take this on under a FOSS banner?
>> Hmmm... interesting...
Another colleague of mine who downloaded the OpenERP package later
than me was contacted by a partner in Kerry. They clearly got the lead
from the OpenERP guys, but aren't listed on the site yet.
> But, in case it's a whole waste of time, first we'd need to ensure that
> there's no other similar FOSS "Cloud" system out there with these features
> already implemented!
Not an issue. Everybody knows somebody who's had a hotmail / yahoo /
gmail account hacked / hijacked. Translate that scenario to a cloud
accounting solution. Until cloud solutions are based on strong token
based authentication businesses would be mad to expose themselves to
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